Songs of Innocence and of Experience

November 7 – 9, 1986

Alternate Title Songs of Innocence and of Experience: A Musical Illumination of the Poems of William Blake (1757-1827)
Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description William Bolcom's masterful, full-length song cycle, an illumination in music of the poems of William Blake, will recieve its New York premiere in this special collaboration between the Brooklyn Academy of Music adn the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. This mammoth work will feature the full symphony orchestra, rock and jazz musicians, three choruses and nine soloists -- a total of 200 performers.
Identifier 1986f.00407